The National Sports Centre (NSC) is offering people the chance to get involved in the latest phenomenon – GlowSports.
At GlowSports sessions, traditional sports are played in the dark using luminous equipment.
Microgaming, via its PlayItForward initiative, has covered the costs of a GlowSports licence, and equipment, for the NSC.
The Isle of Man-based company already generously sponsors the Community Games, held for secondary school students each June.
Gianni Epifani, Senior Sport Development Officer, said:
‘The NSC will be the only place in the Island to offer GlowSports. It’s a sociable, sensory and fun way to experience sport.
‘We are initially offering sessions for 11 to 18-year-olds on Friday evenings from 5 to 6pm, at a cost of just £2.
‘There are daytime sessions on Friday 11, Friday 18 and Thursday 24 August for schoolchildren aged six to 16 who have disabilities, also for £2.
‘For over-16s, from 15 August we will be offering GlowSpin on bikes in the NSC Secondary Hall every Tuesday for half an hour from 6.15pm, for £3.10.
‘In the near future, we’ll hold adult sessions in sports such as football and rugby, as well as GlowFitness sessions.’
Claire Coleman, Head of Microgaming PlayItForward, commented:
‘We saw how popular GlowSports was at the Community Games, so it made perfect sense to purchase a licence to enable even more people to get involved. I am sure the sessions will be popular. It is a fun and unique way to play sport.’